Jon Jones Trolls Johnny Walker After His UFC Brasilia Loss

Published 03/18/2020, 5:25 AM EDT


UFC light heavyweight champion Jon Jones took a cheeky dig at Johnny Walker’s recent performance in the octagon at UFC Fight Night 170.

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The Brazilian MMA star recently featured in UFC Brasilia in the light heavyweight division against the Ukrainian Nikita Krylov. The bout went the distance with Krylov wanting to take the fight to the ground and Walker unsuccessfully trying to get any offence in.

In the end, judges handed Krylov a unanimous decision win over Walker.

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Walker started his UFC career with three wins on the trot, but broke his streak when he met Corey Anderson at UFC 244.

Earlier, Walker had publicly called out Jones frequently and was even seen as a potential challenger to Jones’ light heavyweight throne. Following his loss at UFC 244 at the hands of Anderson, Jones issued a series of tweets dismissive of Walker. “There’s only one,” Jones wrote in one tweet.

Now, Jones has again issued a mocking tweet directed at Walker following his loss at UFC Brasilia.

“If Johnny Walker keeps fighting like this, I’ll let you guys finish the sentence,” Jones wrote.

Later, Jones retweeted a user’s post who dubbed Walker as Ben Askren 2.0.

 

The light heavyweight champ looked vulnerable in his last fight against Dominic Reyes at UFC 247. He narrowly escaped winning the fight after Reyes had him scrambling for getting past his guard.

Now, the questions remain whether Jones will need to rematch Reyes in his next outing or will plan to go up the weight to challenge Miocic.

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Then there’s the long-shot possibility of Israel Adesanya jumping up the division to challenge Jones’ monopoly.

Looking at given things at hand, it is most likely that UFC will try to set a rematch between Jones and Reyes. Many believed, from media to fans, that Reyes was robbed of the title at UFC 247.

So, it is something all will hope for.

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Bellator two-division champ Ryan Bader also revealed that he would like to avenge his 2011 Jon Jones loss if given the opportunity. But he clarified later that it is highly unlikely that there will be a cross-promotional event.

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